October 1, 2021 Subject:
As Man Now Is, God Once Was—As God Now is, Man May Become
An important teaching from President Lorenzo Snow, which can also be found in the very pages of the Bible. So many Christians consider this statement from President Snow to be blasphemous, but I wonder... do they consider Jesus Christ a blasphemer too?
Let's have a little read of John 10, shall we? I'll highlight the particularly important phrases in ALL-CAPS:
"My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE.
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; AND BECAUSE THAT THOU, BEING A MAN, MAKEST THYSELF GOD.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I SAID, YE ARE GODS? (See Psalms 82:6)
IF HE CALLED THEM GODS, UNTO WHOM THE WORD OF GOD CAME, AND THE SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN;
Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; BECAUSE I SAID, I AM THE SON OF GOD? (This is the only verse in the New Testament wherein Jesus Himself explicitly refers to Himself as the Son of God)
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand. (I'll bet the Jews told their followers He was a wicked blasphemer teaching false doctrine... like many Christians today say about Joseph Smith)
Now, many Christians still reject this teaching and say, "Oh No, self-deification was a doctrine taught by Satan to Adam and Eve. It's of the devil! It's anti-Biblical! Anyone who teaches it is teaching Satan's doctrine!"
The trouble is, Satan mixed a little truth in with his lies. Which part of what he told Eve was false?:
- "Ye shall not surely die"?
- Or: "Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil"
Well, in Genesis 3:22, God Confirmed It—Satan told the truth at least once:
"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil..."
Thus we know that Satan's lie was in telling Eve that She would not surely die. Adam and Eve did eventually die, as did their posterity who followed after them. However, nevertheless, God Himself confirmed that even Satan was not lying in Genesis 3:5.
This and many other verses in the Bible can be shown to prove that the doctrine of man becoming like God is all throughout that Book—however, modern Christians bury their heads in the sands of tradition—tradition handed down from corrupted churches begotten after the time of Christ. For brevity's sake, I will omit listing those other scriptures here, but they are there if one reads their Bible thoroughly and without prejudice.
This nice little book should be hidden by LDS as it counters its claims that they believe in only one God, when their old prophet Lorenzo Snow tells mormons that they too, can become gods. Funny how this pretended prophet Snow, who did time for polygamy, has become an inconvenient burden to LDS practitioners who still claim LDS is a Christian nuance. Good read for those who wish to see what LDS now hides.